Wordly Wise 3000 Book 10 Lesson 5

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acrimony

bitterness or sharpness of temper, manner, or speech; hostility

affinity

attraction for someone or something with which one feels a closeness or kinship

ambivalent

having mixed, often opposing, feelings about something or someone; indecisive

cessation

a stopping, either final or temporary

emaciated

very thing or wasted away, especially from lack of nourishment; scrawny

enclave

a distinct region or community enclosed within a larger territory

engender

to bring into being, to produce

exacerbate

to make more severe, bitter, or violent

illicit

not allowed, improper, or unlawful

indigenous

naturally living or growing in a certain area; native

inexorable

not to be persuaded, stopped, or moved by entreaty or plea; relentless

infatuated

filled with excessive, shallow, or foolish love or desire

insatiable

never satisfied; greedy

poignant

painfully moving, affecting, or touching

proselytize

to convert someone to a faith, belief, or cause

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